Glasgow Warriors have a “long way to go” before they are ready to beat Saracens in the Champions Cup, says coach Dave Rennie.
After Saturdays 29-13 win over Dragons, Rennie says Warriors must improve if they want a winning start.
“It was a step up,” he said. “But weve a long way to go to put in a display that would challenge Saracens.”
Glasgow, who host Zebre next, ran in five tries against Dragons to go back to the top of Conference A after their humbling by Southern Kings last week.
Indeed, two of the home sides five tries in their 29-13 win came as a direct result of the No.10s…
But the Warriors head coach wanted his team to be “more clinical” and believes their error count will need to come down playing in Europe.
“When you play teams like Saracens theyre going to spread and cover field so we need to be able to adjust to that,” explained Rennie.
“What they are very good at is getting scrum penalties, putting you in the corner and driving and going an inch at a time.
“Theyll ask a lot of questions of us so were going to have to be really resolute defensively, which we saw a lot of [against Dragons]. It was much better but we need to look after the ball and apply pressure.
“I was really impressed with our captains and our leaders. We had a good talk on the way back from Africa and they drove a lot of stuff this week.”
THE Dragons were downed 29-13 by Glasgow in the Guinness PRO14. Here are the talking points from the clash at Scotstoun Stadium…
Put Ross Moriarty, Cory Hill and Ollie Griffiths in that XV and the Dragons could very well have left Glasgow with something to show for their efforts.
However, it’s daft to think that the Wales internationals can feature week in, week out in an increasingly brutal game.
Hill and Griffiths featured in the first four rounds while Moriarty has made three outings since being suspended for the opener.